UWS honours education leader

Date: 10/04/2002

The University of Western Sydney honoured one of south-western Sydney's greatest educational leaders, Professor David Barr, AM, at a graduation ceremony last week.

Professor Barr, the former Chief Executive Officer of UWS Macarthur, received the title of Emeritus Professor for his distinguished service to the University of Western Sydney and his contributions to education development in the region.

During his 20 years at the helm, UWS Macarthur grew from a small college with just over 800 students to south-western Sydney's major education provider with 10,000 students enrolled.

One of Professor Barr's most enduring achievements was the links he established between the University and the professions, industries and communities it serves. He also established many successful programs that enhanced the University's regional and international profile.

UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid, says it was a pleasure to honour Professor Barr for his distinguished service to UWS.

"Professor Barr can be described as an education icon in south western Sydney having devoted over 20 years of his career to the University and its predecessor colleges," says Professor Reid.

"Professor Barr has had an outstanding record in education leadership and development. His knowledge, industry experience and understanding of the tertiary sector have been significant factors in the success of UWS."

"The University community is proud to honour the work of Professor David Barr and the vital role he has played in establishing the University's past and helping shape its future."